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Record of historical events

Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


General view of Sevastopol


Salted paper print | 19.3 x 27.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500680

Photograph of Sevastopol taken from a distance. The town and harbour can be seen faintly in the distance, with hills behind. The hill in the foreground is covered with rocks and a group of men sit on a large rock to the left. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 19.3 x 27.0 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 36.0 cm (mount)

  • General view of Sebastopol. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Geography
      • Systematic geography
        • Landscapes